Jay-Z ‎– American Gangster

Roc-A-Fella Records ‎– 1749989
CD, Album

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1 Idris Elba Intro
Arranged By – Idris ElbaCo-producer – Idris "Driis" Elba*Edited By, Arranged By – Hector Delgado (2)Guitar – Marty ReidMixed By – Hector Delgado (2)Producer – Chris FlameRecorded By – Seth FirkinsStrings [Additional] – Timon AbuptahVocals [Additional] – Angel Wood
2 Jay-Z Pray
Bass Trombone, Bass Clarinet – Aaron J. JohnsonBass, Guitar – James Lewis (4)Engineer [Assistant] – Andy GeelVocals – A.J. Walker, Adonis Shropshire, Carmen Cameron, Cheri Dennis, Jayms Madison, Leisa Johnson*, Shannon JonesVocals [Additional] – BeyoncéWritten-By – A. Hawkshaw*
3 Jay-Z American Dreamin'
Backing Vocals – Keon BryceBass, Piano, Strings – Arden "Keyz" Altino*Co-producer – Mario WinansWritten-By – A. Ross*, L. Ware*, M. Gaye*
4 Jay-Z Hello Brooklyn 2.0
Featuring – Lil WaynePerformer [All Instruments] – Bigg D*Producer – Bigg D*Programmed By [Additional] – Drew HollywoodRecorded By – Angel "Ohnel" Aponte*, Ced Hollywood, Drew MoneyWritten-By – D. Baker*, D. Carter*
5 Jay-Z No Hook
Engineer [Assistant] – Heather Boyden, Michelle FigueroaPiano, Strings, Keyboards, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Arden "Keyz" Altino*Vocals – Jayms MadisonWritten-By – B. White*
6 Jay-Z Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...
Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone – Kenneth "Scooter" Whalum*Engineer [Assistant] – Matt Testa*Trombone – Saunders SermonsTrumpet – Cameron Johnson, Keyon HarroldVocals [Additional] – Beyoncé, Cassie (2), Kanye WestWritten-By – B. Mann*, D. Guy*, L. Michels*, M. Deller*, T. Brenneck*
7 Jay-Z Sweet
Engineer [Assistant] – Andy GeelVocals [Additional] – A.J. Walker, Carmen Cameron, Cassie (2)Written-By – R. Love*
8 Jay-Z I Know
Mixed By – Chad HugoProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3)Recorded By [Additional] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Recorded By [Assistant] – Hart GuntherWritten-By – P. Williams*
9 Jay-Z Party Life
Engineer [Assistant] – Matt Testa*Mixed By [Assistant] – Anthony PalazzoleTrumpet – Keyon HarroldVocals – Shannon JonesWritten-By – D. Stone*, W. Hale*
10 Jay-Z Ignorant Sh*t
Featuring – Beanie SigelMixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonMixed By [Assistant] – Andrew Wright (2)Producer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Daren "DJ Poun" Smith*Written-By – C. Jasper*, D. Grant*, E. Isley*, J. Smith*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
11 Jay-Z Say Hello
Backing Vocals – Rhonda RobinsonProducer – Toomp*Recorded By – Derrick Selby, Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Written-By – A. Davis*, T. Brocker*
12 Jay-Z Success
Backing Vocals – Juan "OG" Perez*Co-producer – Jermaine DupriFeaturing – NasProducer – No-ID*Written-By – E. Wilson*, L. Ellis*, N. Jones*
13 Jay-Z Fallin'
Backing Vocals – BilalCo-producer – No-ID*Mixed By – Jermaine Dupri, Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Josh HoughkirkProducer – Jermaine DupriWritten-By – J. Dupri*, T. Hester*
Bonus Tracks
14 Jay-Z Blue Magic
Producer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3)Recorded By [Assistant] – Hart GuntherVocals [Additional] – Pharrell*Written-By – B. Kaun*, C. Herron*, D. Robinson*, D. Foster*, M. Jones*, P. Williams*, T. Ellis*, T. McElroy*
15 Jay-Z American Gangster
Alto Saxophone – Andy SnitzerCello – Eileen Moon, Jeanne LeblancDrums – StillphilMixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonMixed By [Assistant] – Andrew Wright (2)Piano [Additional] – Canei FinchProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By [Live Strings & Horns] – Ryan WestRecorded By [Music] – Andrew Wright (2)Recorded By [Vocals] – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonTenor Saxophone – Charles PillowTrombone – Mike DavidTrumpet – Jeff KievitViola – Dawn Hannay, Sue PrayViolin – Liz Lim*, Jeanine Wynton, Lisa Kim, Matt Lehmann, Minyoung Chang, Sandra Park, Sarah O'Boyle, Sharon YamadaWritten-By – C. Mayfield*, J. Smith*



Inspired by the Denzel Washington / Russell Crowe movie "American Gangster", but it is not a soundtrack for the movie.

"Intro", "No Hook", "Success" and "Blue Magic" contain excerpts from "American Gangster" used courtesy of Universal Studios.

"Pray" contains a sample from "New Earth" by Hank Marvin, written by Alan Hawkshaw.

"American Dreamin'" contains a sample of the recording "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" as performed by Marvin Gaye, written by M. Gaye, A. Ross, L. Ware.

"Hello Brooklyn 2.0" contains excerpts from "Hello Brooklyn" performed by The Beastie Boys.

"No Hook" contains a sample of the recording "Love Serenade" as performed by Barry White (B. White).

"Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." contains a sample of "Make the Road by Walking" performed by The Menahan Street Band, written by T. Brenneck, D. Guy, M. Deller, L. Michels, B. Mann.

"Sweet" contains a sample of "Does Your Mama Know" written by Rudy Love and performed by Rudy Love & The Love Family.

"Party Life" contains a sample from "Get into the Party Life" by Little Beaver, written by W. Hale and D. Stone.

"Ignorant Sh*t" contains a sample of "Between the Sheets" performed by The Isley Bros., written by R. Isley, O. Isley, R. Isley, M. Isley, E. Isley and C. Jasper.

"Say Hello" contains a sample of the recording "The Love We Share Is the Greatest of Them All" as performed by Tom Brock, written by T. Brocker.

"Success" contains a sample of the recording "Funky Thing Pt. 1" written by Larry Ellis and performed by Larry Ellis and The Black Hammer.

"Fallin'" contains samples from "Fell for You" performed by The Dramatics, written by T. Hester.

"Blue Magic" embodies portions of "Hold On" written by D. Foster, T. McElroy, T. Ellis, C. Herron, M. Jones and D. Robinson, also contains excerpt from the motion picture "Frankenstein", score by Bernard Kaun.

"American Gangster" contains samples from the Curtis Mayfield recording "Short Eyes", written by Curtis Mayfield.

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